2017 Nissan Murano vs 2017 Lexus RX near Framingham, MA

2017 Nissan Murano vs 2017 Lexus RX near Framingham, MA

2017 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD in Pearl White with LED Daytime Running Lights

2017 Murano in Cashmere Leather

The Murano Has All of the Luxury You Want!

Choosing the appropriate SUV can be difficult, especially when it comes down to the dollars attached. At Marlboro Nissan, we’re not afraid to stack our 2017 Murano against the 2017 RX 350 and see which vehicle provides a better value for you and your family! We know that we need to prove ourselves, too, so that you know this head-to-head battle is worth your read, so feel free to check out our testimonials. You can also speak with a knowledgeable member of our staff any day of the week about how to make the best decision for you and your crew by dialing us up at 508-573-5392. We’re always happy to help!

The Murano and RX 350 are both competitive SUVs, and they certainly provide a whole ton of amenities for you and your family to make them desirable. The Murano really outshines the RX, though, when it comes to cargo space. The Murano provides a hearty 32.1 cubic ft. of room1 behind the first row to stash everyone’s belongings, and that number expands to a massive 67 cubic ft. of hauling area1 with the second row collapsed. The RX 350 can’t cop to the same capability. It can only provide 18.4 cubic ft. of cargo space2 because of its heavily slanted roofline, which really cuts into the room typically allotted for more trunk area. To make it worse, the second row doesn’t even fold completely flat, so there’s really no option to expand that space. You can take on longer items by folding down one of the seats, but that’s as far as this luxury SUV provides in regards to flexibility!

  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

  • Technology
  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Exterior
  • Mechanical
  • Interior

Technology

Instrumentation

Warnings and reminders low battery, lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, low washer fluid, turn off headlights, tire fill alert
Trip computer
Electroluminescent instrumentation
Driver information system
Clock
Gauge tachometer
Compass
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Trip odometer 2

Audio System

Radio voice operated, touch screen display, AM/FM, HD radio
Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Premium brand Bose
Antenna type diversity, mast
In-Dash CD single disc, MP3 Playback
Subwoofer 2
Total speakers 9
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM

Telematics

Electronic messaging assistance with read function, voice operated
Wireless data link Bluetooth
Navigation system hard drive, touch screen display, voice operated
Phone hands free
Real time traffic

In Car Entertainment

Connected in-car apps SiriusXM Travel Link, weather, sports, stocks
Infotainment NissanConnect

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Cross traffic alert rear
Driver attention alert system
Camera system surround view
Active head restraints dual front
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Hood buckling creases
Energy absorbing steering column
Safety brake pedal system
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Blind spot safety sensor/alert
Crumple zones front, rear

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Knee airbags driver
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor

Security

Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors

Mirrors

Side mirrors integrated turn signals, heated
Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding, reverse gear tilt

Comfort

Convenience Features

Memorized settings liftgate, 2 driver, steering wheel, driver seat, side mirrors
Cupholders front, rear
Power outlet(s) 12V cargo area, two 12V front
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front, rear
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Cargo area light
Cruise control
Retained accessory power
Multi-function remote panic alarm, proximity entry system, trunk release
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, voice control
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Assist handle rear, front
Remote engine start
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Steering wheel power tilt and telescopic
Rearview mirror auto-dimming
Easy entry power driver seat
Universal remote transmitter Homelink - garage door opener
Storage front seatback, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, sunglasses holder, door pockets
Ambient lighting

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row
Air filtration

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim leather
Heated steering wheel
Armrests rear center folding with storage, rear center with cupholders
Steering wheel trim leather
Interior accents metallic-tone
Floor material carpet

Exterior

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights
Taillights LED
Headlights LED, auto delay off, auto on/off

Tires and Rims

Wheels aluminum alloy
Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Spare tire mount location inside
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows

Rear wiper intermittent, with washer
Window defogger rear
Front wipers speed sensitive, variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse, remotely operated
Rear privacy glass
Solar-tinted glass

Doors

Liftgate window fixed
Rear door type power liftgate with closure assist

Exterior Features

Front bumper color body-color
Door handle color chrome
Mirror color body-color
Rear spoiler roofline
Grille color chrome
Exhaust tip color chrome
Rear spoiler color black
Exhaust dual tip
Window trim chrome
Rear bumper color black

Roof

Roof rails
Roof rails color silver

Mechanical

Suspension

Rear stabilizer bar diameter 27 mm
Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type multi-link
Rear spring type coil
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Rear shock type twin-tube gas
Front stabilizer bar diameter 26 mm
Front shock type twin-tube gas

Drivetrain

Axle ratio 4.68
4WD type on demand
Locking differential center

Brakes

Rear brake type ventilated disc
Front brake width 1.1
Rear brake width 0.6
Rear brake diameter 12.1
Front brake diameter 12.6
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control

Engine

Battery saver
Alternator 150 amps

Towing and Hauling

Tow hooks rear

Interior

Seats

Driver seat power adjustments height, 8, lumbar, reclining
Passenger seat heated, cooled
Driver seat heated, cooled
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Rear seat folding split, flat
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Passenger seat power adjustments 4, reclining
Front seat type bucket
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench
Rear seat manual adjustments reclining
Upholstery leather-trimmed
Rear seat heated, power return

Seatbelts

Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Emergency locking retractors rear, front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point

Steering

Steering ratio 18.3
Turns lock-to-lock 3.3

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type AWD

Seating

Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 39.9 in
Head Room (rear) 39.8 in
Hip Room (front) 55.4 in
Hip Room (rear) 55.2 in
Shoulder Room (front) 59.5 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 58.8 in
Leg Room (front) 40.5 in
Leg Room (rear) 38.7 in
Seating Rows 2

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 192.4 in
Width 75.4 in
Width (without mirrors) 75.4 in
Height 67.8 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in
Ground Clearance 6.9 in
Angle of Approach 13.8 degrees
Angle of Departure 24.4 degrees
Track Width (front) 64.6 in
Track Width (rear) 64.6 in
Break-over Angle 15.8 degrees

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 5280 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 5001-6000 lbs
Curb Weight 4021 lbs
Max Towing Capacity 1500 lbs

Truck Specifications

Max Payload 1259 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 32.1 cu ft
Interior Volume 140.2 cu ft
Passenger Volume 108.1 cu ft
Cargo Volume (rear seats down) 67 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Aerodynamic Drag 0.31 Cd
Turning Circle 38.7 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 19 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type P235/55R20
Front Wheel Diameter 20.0 x 7.5 in
Rear Tire Type P235/55R20
Rear Wheel Diameter 20.0 x 7.5 in

With the Murano clearly pulling ahead of its competitor, let’s look at the number of other small ways it bests its luxurious foe. While the RX 350 does provide a tad more horsepower than the Murano, you’ll enjoy the frugality you acquire in its stead. The Murano’s 3.5-liter V6 engine achieves a commendable 28 MPG hwy3, while the RX 350 can only claim to achieve 27 MPG hwy4. Other than the fuel gauge on your dashboard display, you’ll also see that the Murano can be equipped with NissanConnectSM with Navigation featuring Apple CarPlayTM5, and that’s an amenity that you just won’t find at all on the Lexus RX. Apple CarPlayTM5 is notable for its impressive ability to integrate your smartphone with your vehicle, helping you keep your hands where they belong: safely wrapped around the steering wheel!

At Marlboro Nissan, we pride ourselves on our ability to pair drivers and vehicles best suited for each other. We also offer competitive financing and leasing deals that make the Murano even more affordable! Has this comparison between the 2017 Nissan Murano vs the 2017 Lexus RX near Framingham, MA, assisted in your decision between these two SUVs? If you still have questions, utilize our online chat function, located at the bottom, right-hand corner of the screen. And, as always, please don’t hesitate to swing by our located at 740 Boston Post Road East in Marlborough, MA to take the Murano for a test drive today!


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Testimonials

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Excellent; brought my 2018 Rouge in for an oil change and a tire rotation, was told of a back up camera software recall (Which they corrected) and was also told my state inspection had not been done (Which also was performed) thank you Marlboro Nissan for tracking, notifying me and correcting the issues. Good Job!

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The staff in the service department, particularly Chris, are extremely thoughtful and followed up routinely throughout the collision repair work. It's always a pleasure to see Paul and the team as you know you're in great care.

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We have bought four vehicles from Marlboro Nissan and we love the professionalism,courtesy,and being treated like family. As long as we drive Nissan vehicles we will always shop there. A tip of the cap to dealer rep. Mark Stoller and GM Danny Hedin two great guys!!!!!

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Great Dealership too work With .

"Best car dealer I have ever worked with"

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2-21-2020
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We just leased our fourth car from Marlborough Nissan. Always a friendly, honest, low-pressure environment. They were able to obtain a specific car I wanted that they didn't have in stock by the next day from another dealer. The numbers all worked. I came in, drove it, signed papers, and drove away with the beautiful new car in about 45 minutes total. I have recommended this dealership to others, and will continue to do so.

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4th time working with Jim McCall, always an easy and great experience!

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This is the first time I went to the dealership. Everybody was friendly in courteous. I told him, I have a Stroke. He went over things very carefully. The sales was awesome. Jeff B. I can't think of a nice dealership, I've been to in a while. I recommend them to everybody. Robert W

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I just leased my 5th car from Marlboro Nissan. I accomplished this task by phone calls and texts! No hassles, no pressure and so easy! Josh, Mike and Mark were pleasures with whom to deal. Always professional and obviously doing their jobs but it doesn’t feel like your typical car dealership where a salesperson “disappears” for a bit and returns with a “better” offer. When the car was delivered, it was actually better than what I was promised! Will definitely return!

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Fastest vehicle transaction I have ever experienced. GSM (Josh) was fantastic and made the numbers work when others couldn’t or wouldn’t. My salesman ( Anthony) was fantastic, very friendly & knowledgeable and had my vehicle ready so I didn’t have to wait around very long. All in all it was the best all around car buying experience I have had in last 10 years and I have leased 4 vehicles in that time frame.

Roger LeBlanc
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It was just an oil change and Tire rotation. Chris was very nice informative and

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Staff is so friendly and communication is excellent.

Tony Evangelous
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I brought my car in for a oil change and tire maintenance. Walked in and was met with a smile. Took my car immediately and within 20 minutes my car was ready to go. Great service as usual.

Nicole F
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It has always been a pleasure working with the team at Marlboro Nisan - you leave feeling like they really listened to your needs and work to find the perfect vehicle match ! I always recommend Danny and crew to anyone looking for a car

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We have purchased numerous vehicles from Marlboro Nissan and continue to do so because they make the process simple, easy and painless. We have had nothing but positive experiences with everyone from sales, to finance to service. Can't say enough good things about them. And more importantly, the cars are reliable and a great value.

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Marlene Thibeault
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Additional Vehicle Information

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
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Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
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Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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EPA Green Score ( LEV-III ULEV70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
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Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
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Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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Awards

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Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study: Highest Ranked in Segment (2017 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

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Best Cars for Commuters (2017 Model)
- Cars.com

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Best Environmental Performance Brand (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

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Best SUVs for Families: Finalist (2017 Model)
- US News

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Best SUVs for the Money (2017 Model)
- US News

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Best Vehicles By Class: Midsize Wagons (2017 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

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Customer Love Index Winner: Mid-Size CUV Segment (2017 Model)
- Strategic Vision

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Top Recommended Crossovers/SUVs (2017 Model)
- Edmunds

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Top Safety Pick - Midsize SUVs (2017 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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Vehicle Satisfaction Award: Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV (2017 Model)
- Auto Pacific

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Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Nissan Murano SUV AWD

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Side Barrier Passenger
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Side Pole Driver
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Side Combined Front
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Side Combined Rear
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Rollover
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Current Inventory

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Disclaimer

"Excludes tax, title, license and other optional equipment. Subject to prior sale. Quoted price may change with out notice to correct errors or omissions. Price may already include applicable manufacturer rebates and incentives. Must qualify for all rebates and incentives. Dealer documentation fee of $499 and NitroFill Nitrogen Protection Plan Fee of $199 may not be included in quoted price. Dealer is not responsible for typographical errors.

 

1. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo. Heavy loading of the vehicle with cargo, especially on the roof, will affect the handling and stability of the vehicle.

2. Properly secure all cargo. 

3. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

4. Preliminary mileage estimates determined by Lexus. EPA mileage estimates not available at time of publishing. Actual mileage will vary

5. Driving is serious business. Only use NissanConnectSM Services powered by SiriusXM® when safe to do so. Late availability for some features. Services, including automatic crash notification and SOS, are dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, its ability to connect to a wireless network, compatible wireless network availability, navigation map data, and GPS satellite signal receptions, the absence of which can limit or prevent the ability to reach NissanConnect Services Customer Care or receive support. Never program while driving. GPS mapping may not be detailed in all areas or reflect current road status. You are responsible for using Remote Engine Start and Remote Horn features in accordance with any laws, rules or ordinances in effect in your vehicle’s location. Remote Engine Start/Stop not available on all models. Cellular network not available in all areas and/or at all times. Cellular technology is evolving and changes to cellular networks provided by independent companies are not within Nissan’s or Sirius XM Radio Inc.’s control. Neither Nissan nor Sirius XM are responsible for associated costs that may be required for continued operation due to cellular network termination (including equipment upgrades, if available, or roaming charges on alternative networks). Should cellular provider terminate/restrict services, service may be terminated without notice and with no liability to Nissan, Sirius XM and/or their respective agents or affiliates. Certain services require a PIN for activation. See NissanUSA.com/connect for details. Enrollment and Subscription Agreement required to receive full suite of services. Terms and conditions of Subscription Agreement apply. Six (6) month trial period begins on your date of vehicle purchase or lease of a new Nissan; subsequently a paid subscription is required at the then current rate to continue to receive services. Text rates and/or data usage may apply. Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. Only use feature when safe to do so. Compatible iPhone® required. If you have to use the connected device while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Text rates and/or data usage may apply. Services/features are provided by independent companies not within Nissan’s control. Should service provider terminate/restrict service/feature, service/feature may be suspended or terminated without notice or liability to Nissan and/or its agents. Nissan not responsible for any equipment replacement or upgrades, or associated costs, that may be required for continued operation due to service/feature changes. Apple’s terms and privacy statements apply. Apple CarPlay™ is a trademark of Apple, Inc. iPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. External device not included.